Jon Hopkins, Albert Hammond Jr, and Action Bronson for Liverpool Sound City

plus The Hold Steady, Jimi Goodwin, Drenge, Royal Blood, & more

published: Mon 17th Feb 2014

Jon Hopkins

Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd May 2014
various venues, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
£55 for festival wristband
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Thu 3rd Apr 2014

Jon Hopkins, Albert Hammond Jr, Action Bronson, The Hold Steady, Jimi Goodwin, Drenge, Mixhell, Royal Blood, The Wytches, Fat White Family, Superfood, San Fermin, and Lyla Foy are the latest acts announced for Liverpool Sound City which returns for three days and nights from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd May 2014 to multiple venues and spaces in Liverpool's cultural quarter.

The first acts confirmed were Kodaline, Gruff Rhys, Fuck Buttons, Clean Bandit, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Darlia, Circa Waves, Thumpers, Big Ups, Courtney Barnett, Girls Names, Loom, LSA, We The Wild, Fair Ohs, We Were Evergreen, Marika Hackman, Traams, Sons And Lovers, Dolomite Minor, The Minutes, Blaenavon, and Lola Colt.

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Three-day festival only wristbands are priced at £55 including booking fee.

During the days the Hard Days Night Hotel plays host to a musical industry conference. Each night there will be bands, DJs and artists performing at many venues, spaces and clubs throughout the city. There will be dozens of parties and gigs, including an unsigned festival featuring new acts coming into Liverpool from all over the world, and parties hosted by festivals and labels each showcasing some of their biggest names and rising stars.

Featuring exclusive keynotes, Q&As, and panels with those who have changed, shaped and documented the entertainment industry and those who have pioneered the technology, discovery, delivery and consumption.

Following last month’s announcement of legends John Cale and Thurston Moore as keynote speakers for the conference

The festival has also revealed more high profile speakers including Aspect Ratio Music Director Vanessa Jorge and HBO Music Director Natalie Baartz who will be discussing how to place tracks into film and TV trailers, and how artists can earn up to $100K per track.  Sound City is offering artists the opportunity to its registered delegates to have their music reviewed by Vanessa and Natalie during this exciting panel session.  

Additional speakers include record label impresario Alan McGee, PPL Director of Performer Affairs Keith Harris, Farm vocalist Peter Hooton, ATC Management Senior Partner Arwen Hunt, musician & journalist John Robb, author Kevin Sampson and DJ & writer Dave Haslam who will be speaking on issues including the new breed of indie labels, music and brands. Also on the panel is social media campaigner Jon Morter, best known for his ‘Rage Against the X Factor’ campaign. 

The third and final wave of speakers and live acts will be revealed next month. 



Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd May 2014
various venues, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR, England MAP
£55 for festival wristband
daily capacity: 25000
last updated: Thu 3rd Apr 2014


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